NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – The US Senate subcommittee that funds the National Institutes of Health yesterday agreed to provide NIH with a budget of $30.46 billion for the coming fiscal year, an increase of $605.7 million over the fiscal year 2014 budget of $29.9 billion.

Although the increase is modest, the budget bump of roughly 2 percent — authorized by the US Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies (Labor-HHS) — comes at a time when any increase at all is a rarity.

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